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Forging Strong School Links at Eastwood Care Home

We are pleased to announce our new venture as we link to local Brookhill Leys Primary & Nursery School:

Alexandra House is renowned for its close association with the local community and in particular the links with the young people of Eastwood. This has helped forge the close ties with the local School and initiate the new project.

A lot of the residents are not mobile and it is a real treat when youngsters visit from schools, brownies and choirs; they are all joyous sharing occasions. 

The aim of this new venture allows and encourages young children to interact with our residents and for the children to engage with caring for others and learn about the past. Our overall objective is to generate enjoyment, learning and communication across the age groups.  

 

Research shows that developing relationships between the elderly and the young benefits the wellbeing of both parties and we have certainly found this to be true.
 
 
‘’The children visit every Monday and it is like a breath of fresh air, tumbling into the home!’’ Said the care-home manager.
 
 Activities Coordinator- Debbie Bonser spearheaded the project with the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Sainsbury and class teacher Charlotte.
 

Alexandra House is a place called home, for the 38 residents

 

‘’I've wanted to make this connection for many years. My career began with the elderly and I understand passionately the importance of this communication between the children and the residents of Alexandra House’  confirmed Matthew.R. Whitfield – Eastgate Care’s Operations Manager.

 
This sharing partnership has already started. Verbal communications are strengthening and we are now into week three. The children come running noisily into Alexandra House. The traditional ‘snakes and ladders’ gets everyone excited, and other games such as Connect 4 prove popular too. A relaxed chat session about ‘what happened on the week-end’ created an exchange of ideas with fruit and refreshment concluding the visits. 
 

 

'We are all  pleased with the outcome. The residents are thoroughly enjoying the children’s company and we have made the children a thank you card.' Said Debbie, pictured below;

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on 09 Feb 2018
Entertainers & Staff Helped Parties 'Take Off' at all Care Homes

All 5 care homes staged fabulous Parties for our residents over the festive season, making it a special day for all:

Antlers, Christmas jumpers and red (wine?) are always popular - Managers make a special effort for Christmas day. Work still to be done, but a bit of entertainment helps everything along and the residents appreciate the effort and warmth of the care teams.

PARK HOUSE

An extra bonus for this resident as she has a visit from her furry friend.

PARK HOUSE

Making it a jolly time .................. as they await the days entertainment, food and singing to come! PARK HOUSE

Christmas games take on a different dimension .......PARK HOUSE

A little bit of relaxing, a lovely happy family of staff and residents,  before all the activity to come at ....PARK HOUSE

 Mum and daughter get dancing as musical entertainment is provided at CANAL VUE

Local Musicians help the residents at CANAL VUE to raise their voices for some Christmas Carols and very uplifting it was too ................ They also had an organist and singer/comedian visit for additional activities.

 

Care Home Manager, Carol Martin, entices Santa in at

CANAL VUE

Crowds gather round to enjoy the entertainment at MELBOURNE House, where the singer did a great job and all enjoyed her voice.

 

Well done to all staff with the great parties and fundraising activities.

 

This little visitor to Melbourne House enjoyed the singing and dancing and provided additional enjoyment for the onlookers.

Posted on 10 Jan 2018
Amazing Atmospheric Party At Alexandra House, Eastwood

Amy Wowed the residents and guests with traditional songs to get the party started ..............

.........I saw mammy kissing Santa Claus and carols like Holy Night, went down a treat.

Alan walker and his niece. Alan's sister also joned us and she won 2 raffle prizes. Alan said 'he had an absolutely fantastic time, saying Amy is the best singer he has seen at Alex house.'

Well done Amy for bringing such joy to us with your lovely voice.

There was a fantastic turn out from the residents' families, who along with their loved ones, all partcipated  in the festive spirit of things and had a celebratory drink too!

Lots of lovely food, home made sherry trifle and drink made for an excellent party.

John sporting his Christmas jumper  .........

Amy goes and wishes Doris a lovely Christmas and Doris expressed how wonderful the singing was. 

Staff enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and joining in the occasion.

The raffle raised an amazing £304 and the winner of the first prize was Malc Gillott, below, who's wife, Pauline, was with us until March of 2017. He was over the moon when we delivered the prize to him saying how much he loves to keep in touch with every one here as he has fond memories of the time his wife was with us.

Well done to Coordinator Debbie Bonser for arranging this lovely event and the team of staff making it possible for all to enjoy this special occasion. 

Posted on 04 Jan 2018
Ukulele Dave gets Residents Dancing - Canal Vue, Ilkeston

The ubiquitous Ukulele rouses residents from their chairs ;

.................as Dave gets strumming. 

We are fortunate to have so much space to do dancing, in the large Canal Vue reception/lounge, not everyone is as lucky as we are!

The ladies make the most of the event and the space .....

Some lesser known facts.....

The ukulele  is a member of the lute family of instruments; with a total of six or eight strings. It originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced by Portuguese immigrants.  It gained great popularity elsewhere in the US during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally.

All can have a go as this gent proves,

Resident Cyril is enjoying the occasion and eventually carer Kayleigh partners him for a dance.

 

Linda, our lovely kitchen assistant donated this lovely
snow scene to our home at Canal Vue

Posted on 01 Dec 2017
Fun with Friends and Hoe Down at Belle Vue, Mapperley

2 great social events bring family and friends together;

Crowds gathered; young and old, staff, residents, friends and relatives. The sawdust & straw scattered across the floor, bales of straw to sit on, the party room decorated, check shirts at the ready and the barn dance got underway.

Resident Richard and carer Ben ready to Hoe- Down

   

Mary Desforges and daughters Linda and Karen are really enjoying the event, what great smiles and how happy they all look.

'There was a great atmosphere and everyone, young and old loved joining in.'


Resident with cowboy hat at the ready, gets Lisa Crew smiling, she was much in demand as a partner!

The guest singer and guitarist, did great renditions of the Western Songs of yesteryear followed by Calamity Clare’s annual Line Dance display! The apple bobbing competition was much fun and enjoyed by those who participated but possibly enjoyed more  by the  spectators!

The residents loved the music, especially when Care Home Manager Lisa Crewe and Clare McNuff, Deputy Manager, took to the mic. Many were able to don hats and hoe down! 

Applejack cider, burgers, hot dogs’ and mushy peas cowboy style consumed, made it even more authentic

 

Below Deputy Manager - Clare McNuff and Nurse -Jamella make a dynamic duo.

 

 

Young and old enjoyed the event and isnt this such a cute picture of Eileen White who came to visit her husband Denise with her little grandaughter and the white rabbit. 

 

Friends and family gather for a double birthday celebration and an evening of fine Italian Cuisine. Making the most of the party space, once again.....tables set and diners gather for plate fulls..

 

Double delicious cakes 

 

Belle Vue - good at having fun, providing care and getting results too.

Well done to all Belle Vue staff, achieving good results from their CQC inspection.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 24 Nov 2017

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